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I made an account to ask whether I could add the decline of M- sur M- in <em>Les Miserables</em> to this trope (Valjean/Madeleine leaves to sacrifice himself for his lookalike, and the whole town just kind of goes to pot because he was the source of all of its stability and economic dynamism). It seems to me that it would fit, but it also sticks out in being non-magical. As I am quite new I thought I'd ask here first.
Not sure how the efficiency of the medicine in "The Hunger Games" fits this trope. Did I miss something?
Removed the following Natter that violated Example Indentation from the Sailor Moon example in Anime and Manga.
Now, Collapsing Lair is definitely a subtrope of No Ontological Inertia ... but it is a separate subtrope that does exist.
A lot of the examples here are just flat-out Collapsing Lairs, and some of them written as though they were ON the Collapsing Lair page instead of this one, like they'd been copy-pasted and not edited afterwards.
I'd propose moving every entry that describes a "building that falls apart when its maker or inhabitant is killed" to the Collapsing Lair page.
This seems like it should be linked to Load-Bearing Boss somewhere.
Done. Moving to Load-Bearing Boss page to reciprocate.
Actually, now that I look, this was the first link on the Load-Bearing Boss page after the quote when I got there. Good catch, though. Next time go ahead and fix it - no need to discuss.
Aralith: Removed the bit about the tree falling in the woods, because it's totally wrong. Trees falling in the woods with no one around to hear them do NOT make sounds. They make sound waves, sure, but sound waves are just pressure differences within the atmosphere. It takes the brain/ear combo of a living creature to receive and translate these waves into actual sound. Bottom line, sound itself requires a receptor to exist, which the proverbial tree scenario just doesn't have.
...What? No, wait, WHAT!?
This is just moving the goalpost. Do the vibrations have existence independent of observation? Yes. Playing semantic games with whether or not the vibrations can be termed 'sound' independent of observation is just wankery.
Yeah, sorry. Got a little carried away with this after discussing the topic in length in music theory class one day. It's not really a big deal what the article says about trees falling in woods (especially as that's totally not the point of of the article). I was just, as you put it, wanking.
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